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BY RUSS WALLER One of the oddities of last week was at the Algona Country Club, where in one sector Ray Haugen was putting up snow fences ... and in another Francis Bunting was mowing greens. * * * One of our faithful readers submits as a fact that the U.S. is now generating mail at the rate of 76 BILLION pieces a year . . . more than the rest of the world combined, and enough to fill a train of boxcars stretching from Boston to San Francisco . . . wonder if he computed this train himself? * * * Somebody forgot ... the 7 a.m. whistle in Algona blew promptly and sharply at 6 a.m. Monday morning, which helped to get the community off to a rousing, early start for the week ... we note that the matter had been corrected Tuesday morning, however, and we're now completely back on central standard time, regular variety. * * * One Housewife had an answer to our Famous Last Line of last week. She says she told her husband' "you shoot the geese, and you pick the damned things, Dearl" * * * Three generations of use for a baptismal dress came to pass, Sunday, when Susan Kay Trunk- hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mennet (Jack) Trunkhill was baptised at St. John's Lutheran church in Burt by Rev. Vehling of Lotts Creek. Susan Kay was 'born Oct. 12. The same baptismal dress was made by'Susan- Kay's great-grandmother, the late Mrs. John Schallin, 56 years ago. It was worn at baptismal ceremonies by Mrs. Marie Dreyer of Fenton, and Mrs. Janice Trunkhill. Mrs. Dreyer is Susan Kay's grandmother, and Mrs. Trunkhill is the former Janice Dreyer. Sponsors last Sunday were the infant's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dreyer. * * * While we watch and sometimes enjoy the professional football games on TV, we still are of the opinion that a good, spirited college or university game has a greater entertainment value and is less automatic in action , . . and as for professional basketball. .. spare us I ** * There's a lot of talk about "hawks" and "doves" when it comes to increasing or decreasing military action ... we confess to being somewhat on the "dove" side at the moment, which seems to be in the minority . . . one of the saddest parts of the current political campaign, to our way of thinking, is that the "outs" are falling back on advice that we should use more action and escalation, which in turn almost forces- the "ins" to follow similar lines ... the thing we might better all seek, is a way or means of settling the mat- tar without further loss of life and a greater waste of our natural resources. * * * Our office football contest, last week, was won by Russ Kelley, thus breaking the four-week winning streak of Jack and Doris Purcell. * * * One housewife in discussing inflation remarked that the eggs she had purchased were rather small, which indicated to her that farmers are so anxious to sell their eggs that they take them out of the nests too soon! * * * And one local wife, a bowling enthusiast, returning home after a league session to a grinning husband who devotes much time to golf and asked her "how did you do?" To which she replied: "Well, at least I didn't lose any balls." * * * FAMOUS LAST LINE - Aharsh word can never be withdrawn, but a kind word will rebound many times. Algona Clear Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation & . •>* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoMice at Algona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1966 20 Pag** - 3 VOL. 101 NO. 14 Grand Jury May Probe Shooting Good Neighbors At Sexton Farm At the Art Olsen farm, in Plum Creek twp., northwest of Sexton, Monday, a crew of good neighbors, both men and women, turned out to pick the Olsen's corn. Art has been hospitalized at Iowa City, and his neighbors turned out to pick 73 acres, using eight pickers. Starting at d:30 a. m. they finished at 2:15 p. m. Men doing the corn picking at the Olsen farm were (front row, left to right): Albert Tesch, George Olsen, Charles Lickteig, John Kain, Allen Olsen, Perry Lowman, Everett Steven, Chester Albright, Merle Moxley, Archie Elbert. Second row, George Kain, Art Benschoter, Wilbur Zeigler, Tom Elbert, Terry Olsen, Mike Elbert, Tom Sampson, John Kissner, Melvin Englebart, Julius Baas, John Grandgenett and Chris Miller. ^ Money Awarded For Window intingHere The Algona Lions Club has announced winners in the Halloween window painting contest held last Saturday. Burton Poundstone, chairman of the event, reported that over 100 local children participated in painting 62 windows in the downtown business area. First place winners in each of the four divisions received $4 cash awards. Second place winners earned $3, while third and fourth place finishers were awarded $2 and $1, respectively. In the 9-10 grade division, winners were: 1st - Jack Dimond and Dick Besch (Hutzell's) 2nd - Bill Bray (Smoke Shop); 3rd - Chris Berte and Mary Dearchs (Foster's). Winners in the 8th grade cate L gory were: 1st - Carol Smith and Ann Taylor ( Zender's); 2nd - Debbie PeCoy and Laurie Calhoun (Gambles). The four top teams in the 7th grade divison were: 1st Pat Lierley and Martha Gilbert (Diamond's); 2nd - Ronnie Nichols and Dale Miller (Wiltgen's); 3rd - Jeri Nelson and' Sandra Faulstich (Finn's); 4th Tom Skogstrom and Doug Schenck (S & L). Winners in the 6th grade were: 1st - Randy Ferden (Harrison's); 2nd - Karen Wehrspan and Jennifer Limbaugh (Hutzell's). Gordy Winkel, Alice Condon and Jim Whittemore judged the exhibit. Good Neighbors Pick Corn At Bormann Farm Twenty-five good neighbors went to the Bill Bormann farm, two miles west and two miles south of Hobarton, Monday and picked 100 acres of corn. They did the work for Mr. Bormann who is hospitalized at St. Ann here. A group of women from the area also served lunch to the crew and many others donated food for the meal. The Whittemore»Hobarton Elevator furnished gas Men doing the work included Ed Frideres, Ed, Lawrence, Jim, $ob and Joe Besch, Dave Kol'i- asch, Merle Laubenthal, Ronald., Bob and Ervin Gerber, Jerome Eisenbarth, Matt Erdman, Gary Weber, OrvMuller, Duane Arend, Phil Eiscnen, Dick Kuecker, Chuck Bjustrom, Alan Walker, Jim Bormann, Pete Zeimct, Lennie Tihben, Ernie Bonstetter and Albert Thilges. Providing the all-important kitchen work were Benschoter, Jerry Sampson and Ardeen Sampson, (left to right) Mrs. Arthur Olsen, Mrs. Ha Huff, Not pictured, but donating food were Mesdames Marie Lowman, Rose Elbert, Jeff Sampson, Erma Julie Baas, Glen Gabrielson and George Olsen. (Both photos by Poundstone Studio, Algona) LuVerne Lays Plans To Youth Suffers Build A New Library Broken Back, Ottosen Area A meeting was held Wednesday evening, Oct. 26, at the LuVerne City Hall with a representative from 15 organizations and several other interested persons with a total of 20 present, to form a Library Building Committee. Organizations and their representatives and alternates are as follows: Lutheran Church - Rev. R. T. Mueller, Albert Wilhelm. Methodist Church - Rev. Roy Biesemeyer, Ray Nelson. E. U. B. Church-Rev. Ralph Hindman, Paul Blumer. Library Board President Mrs. Lyle Shelton. Library Board - Mrs. Wm. Goetsch, Mrs. Max Patterson. Memorial Society - Mrs. Wilma Baskerville, Mrs. Ann Smith, Mrs. Faye Lichty. J. J. Club - Mrs. By ran Stewart, Mrs. 'Albert Hefti. Progressive Club- Mrs.Robt. Brainerd, Mrs. Earl Hanselman. Good Will Club - Mrs. Harry Naffziger, Mrs. Edwin Hanselman. Tuesday Club - Mrs. Elmer Kubly, Mrs. Alvin Weber. American Legion Auxiliary Mrs. Allen Blake. American Legion Post - Owen Curry. Commercial Club and Firemen haven't appointed their representatives. The meeting was called to order by Jim Mallory who has worked long and hard on getting the facts and figures to all fifteen organizations. An election of officers was held with Jim Mallory being elected chairman by unanimous vote; vice chairman, Mrs. Robert Brainerd; secretary, Mrs. Harry Naffziger; treasurer, Mrs. Max Patterson. The group was then divided into two groups - one the Finance Committee with Rev. Hindman elected chairman with co-chairmen Rev. Mueller and Rev. Biesemeyer. The other group is a publicity committee with Mrs. Wm. Goetsch elected chairman. Mr. Mallory presented all the facts and figures an<| our need for building a new library. After much discussion and looking over several sets of plans and pictures of new libraries in other towns the group voted to hire The Griffith Co. of Ft. Dodge as architects. The Library Building Committee will be holding meetings perhaps every week or two and anyone interested may attend but only the committee members will be allowed to vote. LuVerne will need the cooperation of all organizations and everyone in the area for miles around. V/e can make our community grow and one we can be proud of if we all try and make this library a reality. Hobby Show At V.F.W, Sunday The Hobby Show sponsored by the Kossuth Home Economics Committee will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 to 6 p. m. at the VFW hall in Algona. The Algona Hobby Club is preparing the displays, and the general public is invited. OTTOSEN - Stanley Hellickson, 17, Havelock, had his back broken and spinal cord severed Monday afternoon at his home near Havelock. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hellickson. He was hauling a load of shelled corn from the field when the tractor brakes set, twisting the tractor across on the opposite side of the road and into the ditch. He is at St. Joseph's hospital, Sioux City, and is a grandson of Mrs. Hannah Hellickson of near Hardy and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hellickson. Pop Concert At Garrigan Nov. 6 Everyone is invited to "pop" in this Sunday night, Nov. 6, at 8 p. m., for Garrigan's annual pop concert. The performance, to be presented in the G. H. S. gymnasium, will feature four choruses, boys', girls', freshmen mixed, and the varsity, conducted by Sister Mary Dominica, PBVM, All arrangements represent the light side of concert material, Numbers range from the soft shoe routine and song of "Me and My Shadow" to well-known popular songs dressed up in concert arrangement of "Autumn Leaves,", "Enjoy Yourself," "Red Wing" and "My Sugar Is So Refined." Finally, rounding out the program are the pep songs. 9 Above Here, Acompanied By Power Stall A sudden taste of winter arrived here Tuesday and during the night the mercury dipped to a new low for the season, nine degrees. Snow flurries raced through Kossuth county during the day Tuesday as the entire mid- west was gripped in a cold wave. Meanwhile, it was 115 at Huntington Beach, Calif. There apparently will be more of the same around here for the next few days, according to predictions. The only moisture during the week was the trace of snow Tuesday. High during the period was a wonderful 78 degrees. Here are the readings: H L Oct. 27 78 41 Oct. 28 74 41 Oct. 29 50 26 Oct. 30 56 24 Oct. 31 52 36 Nov. 1 38 26 Nov. 2 — 9 It didn't have anything to do with the weather, apparently, but the entire city of Algona was without electrical power for 35 minutes from 6:15 - 6:50 a. m. Wednesday when, for some reason, an engine shut down at the city light plant. According to officials, there was no damage to any of the equipment at the plant. Firemen Busy Here During The Weekend Fire Prevention Week was barely history when fire calls began flooding the station here and keeping firemen on a run. Thursday proved to be especially busy from 4:53 p.m. on. First trip came at that time when the Northwestern right-of- way caught fire in Plum Creek township near the Cecil Long farm - marking the third time this year fires have been battled in that area. This time, the blaze made more headway than usual, so it required a second call for more men and water about 20 minutes later. Fire burned off a large area and spread to a corn field owned by Kyle Keith where some damage was reported. Besides water, firemen and others at the scene used shovels and dirt to get the blaze under control. A radio call sent firemen to the LeRoy Christiansen farm a mile north of Irvington from Plum Creek blaze, the Northwestern right-of-way was also ablaze there. The men had been back in town about a half-hour when they were summoned to the Universal Mfg. Co. plant on Diagonal street where oily rags caught fire and filled the building with thick smoke. Damge was slight. Then, at 11:25 p.m., firemen dashed back out to the scene of the first blaze in Plum Creek township where a railroad underpass burned slightly. The following afternoon, firemen were called east of the city to extinguish another grass fire. Tinder-dry grass and corn make good targets for fires Brother, Algona Man, Succumbs Funeral services for William Hanselman, 63, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Schellhammer Funeral Home at West Bend with the Rev. W. C. Ostermeier of Peace Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was in the West Bend Cemetery. Born at West fiend he received his education here. In 1948 he retired from farming and moved into town. Surviving are four brothers and a sister, John, Algona, George, Leo and Eldon, all of West Bend, and Mrs. Laura Kisch, Spencer. ft:S8S:S&*&»:&^ United Fund 30 Percent Short Of Goal The United Fund of Algona reached 70 percent of its 1967 goal this week, according to Clair Blossom, drive chairman. Goal was originally set at $15,450. The residential drive has not been completed, so it is hoped the goal will be reached. Volunteer workers, who are not paid in any way for their work on the annual drives, conduct the drive in this order each year: advance gifts, commercial area and residential area. October is United Fund drive month in Algona, with some clean-up of the event always coming early in November. Funds are distributed to many local and national organizations for work in varied fields. Milo Patterson OfLuVerne Services Today Milo Patterson, 69, resident of LuVerne since 1917, succumbed to a sudden heart attack at his home in LuVerne, Tuesday. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, at 10 a. m. at the LuVerne Methodist church with Rev. Roy A. Biesemeyer officiating, with burial in the Lu Verne cemetery. Blake Funeral Home of LuVerne is in charge of arrangements. Surviving Mr. Patterson are his widow, and the following children: Mrs. Loren Hubbell, Rolfe; Mrs. Milford Me Peak, Renwick; Mrs. Harding Hanson, LuVerne; Mrs. James Radley and Mrs. Robt. Hirsch, Des Moines; Jerry, Dennis, Sandra, all of LuVerne. One brother, Max, LuVerne, also survives. Mr. Patterson was born April 21, 1897, at Fraser Iowa, and went to LuVerne in 1917, where he had been in trucking, shelling and similar work during his lifetime. 3 From Area Hurt In Crash At Pocahontas Six people were hospitalized in Mercy hospital at Fort Dodge as a result of a two-car collision two miles east of Poco- hantas on Highway 3 about 8p.m. Friday. Driver of one of the cars was Robert Kahler, 22, Burt, who was driving a 1964 Dodge with four passengers in the car. Kahler was injured along with Diane Crowley, 18, Bancroft, who received a concussion, cuts and bruises. Arlene Heldorfer, 18, Bancroft severe facial cuts and bruises. Carol Brown, 18, Stacyville, hands and facial cuts. Paula May, 18, Stacyville, severe cuts and bruises. Donald Dittmar, 54, Humboldt, facial cuts and chest injuries. He was driver of the other car, a 1963 Chrysler. The four girls, all students at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, were riding home with Kahler, who is employed as a mechanic at Sioux City airport. The girls were out of classes for a four-day weekend, The girls from SUxyville were riding as far as Algona and friends were to pick them up there and take them home. Both cars were termed total losses. Highway Patrolman John Osell investigated. Three Licenses Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma .Pearson this week. They went to David J. Cushman and Marsha KjonUoga, Oct. 27; Marvin Ostwald and Arlene Kqaker, Oct. 88; and Larry K. . Crawford and Mary K. Cogley, Oct. 91. Two Wounded Still Listed As 'Critical' The possibility of filing charges as the result of the tragic shooting incident north of Algona last Saturday afternoon now rests on a complete investigation of the matter, which claimed the life of one man, and the condition of two others injured in the fracas, according to County Attorney Gordon Winkel. Winkel made the statement Tuesday afternoon when asked if there were any new developments, which were not in the story on the shooting which appeared in full in the UDM Tuesday. HARLEY SCOTT Harley A. Scott, 40, resident of near Britt since early in September, died in the bizarre shooting, which took place on a deserted county gravel road two miles north and a half-mile east of Algona around 5 p.m. Saturday. Injured seriously was Kenneth E. Elwood, 39 whose most recent address was Britt, but who came to this area from Jonesboro, Ark. He was shot in the head and left shoulder. Earl Eller, 32, Algona, was shot three times in the stomach and is reported in fair condition. Elwood and Eller were both treated here following the incident, then Eller was rushed to Veterans Hospital, Des Moines, where he remains, and Elwood was taken to Iowa City where he is still listed in serious condition. It was not known if he had regained consciousness. The dead man, Scott,sustained two bullet wounds in the trunk of his body which entered his heart and also in the neck. Earl filler's wounds in the stomach area included a shot that entered the left front of his body and went out through the left side, one that entered the front and went out the back ami another that entered the front and was lodged in his upper left thigh. The fourth man in the argument, Dennis Eller, 34, brother of Earl, was reportedly beaten with the chain from a chain saw during the fatal fight. Investigators, including Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, County Attorney Winkel and two members of the State Bureau of Investigation, have indicated it could take at least two weeks to interview all persons who might know anything about actions that led up to the shooting affair. Winkel also said Tuesday that it is possible action in the matter might be turned over to the Kossuth Grand Jury in two or three weeks in an effort to determine if a charge or charges should be filed in the matter. Just what possible charges might be have not been indicated. 12 From County Enter Service Kossuth Selective Service headquarters reports the enlistment of Eldon R.Meyer of Whitte« more and Pat Crawford of Algona in the Army, Kolyn T. Isebrand '' of Titonka in the Navy, and Richard Loebig of Wesley in the Marines. Inducted through Selective Ser, vice were Emmet J, Quinn, Ring, sted; Brian Bike, AigopAj Kenneth Beaver, Fenton; Jam.es, A. Paulsen, Lakota; Ralph Burl* purt, Swea City; George M.Qra* ham, Burt; Dar\vin Eugelbarts, Algona; and Jack Qeianay, Jr., Jrvington. , ;

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